This morning I removed / de-auth’d at least 70 services / accounts that had had access to my Google Account over who knows how long. I removed and reset my account access on the various androids and we are now fully back in business. I hadn’t quite gone this extreme earlier in the week and my other devices were still having some challenges even though the Nexus 5 and Glass were rocking along.
If you’ve regularly connected to things for testing or actual use over the years, I can’t recommend this enough. After my nightmare of a lock-out over the past week, this seems to be the cleanest way back in. The good news is that you don’t lose any data … you just adjust your access to it momentarily.
Sync is a wonderful thing. But when it doesn’t work … whoa.
2 Replies to “A Recommended Google Account Cleanse”
When you talk about connected accounts I assume you mean this page: https://accounts.google.com/b/0/IssuedAuthSubTokens?hl=en
I do occasionally tidy it up but could probably do a bit more stringent a clean up.
So was it a combination of too many auth’d accounts and too many connected devices? Or is it still a bit of a mystery?
I’m not entirely sure what happened, but removing access and rebooting the devices to re-connect definitely solved things. I really killed a ton of access points in that list though … something got jumbled along the way. Seems to be all set now. thankfully!